As verbs the difference between postponed and defer
is that postponed
) while defer
is to delay or postpone; especially to postpone induction into military service or defer
can be (legal) to submit to the opinion or desire of another in respect to their judgment or authority.
As an adjective postponed
is done later than originally planned; delayed.
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Done later than originally planned; delayed.
* From (etyl) differer, from (etyl) .
To delay or postpone; especially to postpone induction into military service.
- Defer the spoil of the city until night.
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to delay, to wait
(American football) to choose to kick off after winning the opening coin toss.
- God will not long defer / To vindicate the glory of his name.
* From (etyl)
(legal) To submit to the opinion or desire of another in respect to their judgment or authority.
* Francis Bacon
* 1899 ,
- Hereupon the commissioners deferred the matter to the Earl of Northumberland.
to render, to offer
- "Well, I must defer to your judgment. You are captain," he said with marked civility.
- worship deferred to the Virgin